What are the effects of the Lure and Luck of the Sea fishing pole enchantments, and how much does each higher level of the enchantments improve the effect?


From the MC Wiki http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Enchanting#Enchantments

Luck of the Sea:

Decreases odds of catching worthless junk

Lowers chance of "junk" catches by 2.5% per level and increases chance of "treasure" catches by 1% per level.

In 1.9: Lowers chance of Junk and Increases chance of treasure by 2% per level. Reduces chance of fish by 0.15% per level.


Increases rate of fish biting your hook

Decreases time before fish bite your hook by 5 seconds per level. Also decreases chances of both "junk" and "treasure" catches by 1% per level.

In 1.9: no longer affects loot tables. There is no change in junk and treasure chances.

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    Just a note here, I looked around a bit for the wait time and catch chances without enchants: a random wait time of 5-45 seconds (some conditions change this, read the wiki page for more info), a 10% change of catching "junk", and a 5% chance of catching "treasure" MC Wiki page for Fishing Poles – The Ugly Dec 5 '13 at 21:24
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    Hello, this is from the future, minecraft 1.9 made fishing awesome. Lure no longer reduces chance of treasure. I'm editting the answer to reflect it. – Mindwin Jun 3 '16 at 14:58

easy version

  • luck of sea: lowers chance of junk

  • lure: makes fish bite more often

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On a fishing pole the lure enchantment book makes it easier to get fish.

On a fishing pole the luck of the sea enchantment book decreases the % of getting stupid junk like name tags and saddles.

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    Your answer repeats previous answers. That is why it's getting down voted. – John Mar 6 '14 at 21:03
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    Both name tags and saddles are considered "treasure" by the luck of the sea enchantment, so you would actually get more of those particular items. minecraft.gamepedia.com/Fishing_Rod – Christopher Bruns May 3 '14 at 20:20
  • I donw voted because there's already an answer. If there's more info that wasn'r on the answer, edit it or explain yourself in your answer. – Jim Jones Dec 20 '15 at 17:39

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